Parked in the corner of a small community park in Lahore’s Gulberg, the Alif Laila Book Bus is a safe haven for readers and an entry into the world of imagination. Upon entering into the double-decker bus, you’re greeted by its ‘driver’: a stuffed toy behind the steering wheel. The library is colourful, with shelves full of books. Cushions and rugs are spread across the bus.
The library, with more than 12,000 books, caters to reader from the ages of four years to 15 years. The subscription costs between Rs50 to Rs500 a year. The mobile library has been catering to the needs of young readers for 40 years now.